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Hi everyone welcome to our class page. Its been lovely meeting our new families and we look forward to working together in the coming months. On this page I will be posting regular updates about our topic and what we have been doing in the classroom each week. There will also be ideas to try out at home. If you need to contact me at any time please email me at daisy@balloilschool.co.uk

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15.01.21  Hi everyone here is a little song and story for you. We hope you enjoy them.

Dear Zoo and Polar bear song

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Mrs Dalton 5 little monkeys

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Owl Babies read by Mrs Dalton

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Hooray for Hats- Miss Hester

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Superman join in everyone

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Sing along with Miss Craddock

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10.09.21 Happy Friday everyone.  It has been lovely to have the children back in the classroom. As expected there have been some tears but the children have been very brave. Is a big change Mum's and Dads as well as the children and it wont be long before the children are running in on their own. I should have given you all some forms and information sheets this week.  If we could have them back as soon as possible along with the family photo that would be great. Our Topic is Me and My Community and we will be have lots of activities around family times.

I will update this page each week and photographs showing what the children have been doing will go up on the fence outside the class room.

If you have any concerns then please come and see me

have a good weekend

Mrs Dalton 

17th September  Happy Friday everyone. Another lovely week. We have been making the most of the Autumn weather and spending alot of time in the garden. The children have been bug hunting, great at this time of year lots of spiders slugs and daddy longlegs to find. The mud kitchen has been very busy with our own version of master chef smileyand mark making with the chalks have been the popular activities this week. The children are all becoming familiar with the routines of the session. We are having storytime and songs each day and snack time is going well. Thank you to those of you who have sent the family photo the children love talking about them please keep them coming in. Also its very important for me to have your funding forms back please as there is a deadline to get them in the borough hall

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Dalton

FUNDING CODES

If you use a funding code for your child's place please keep a copy of it as you will need it each term to put put onto your funding form. We do not keep copy's of the codes

Happy Friday 24th September The children have been making lovely owl pictures this week to go with our topic story Owl babies. There has been lots of printing sticking and mess!! but lovely results we hope you like them. They have been learning a rhyme about a wide eyed owl they maybe able to tell you about it if you ask them.

Happy Friday October 1st.  Well the Autumn weather seems to be with us now so its back into coats. We will be encouraging the children to put their own coats on so it would be great if the could practice at home as well. Please can you make sure your child's name is in their coat as they rarely know which one is theirs when we ask them. The children have all done some lovely paintings this week which we have put up in the classroom and have been enjoying collage activities. They are all getting really good at joining in with our topic songs and we are starting to work on a familiar songs for a celebrations later this term. If you would like your child to wear wellies outside please name a pair and we will put them on the rack by the garden door. We will be doing Autumn walks later this term and wellies will be a must at that point

Happy Friday October 8th Hi everyone another busy week in Daisy Class. This week we have been looking at faces, all different faces as well as our own. The children have then had access to face templates  mirrors play dough buttons and beads and made a face naming the different features. We have seen some lovely drawings as well. Below are  a couple of photos of the results.

Next week I will be sending out some information about story sacks that we will be lending out to you starting 18th October.

Happy Friday. Moving on with our Me and My Community topic we are going to look at houses and where we live. Maybe when you are walking to school or out and about at the weekend you can see how many different sorts of houses you can find. We will be building with a variety of blocks making pictures using different shapes and looking at picture cards with all sorts of houses on them. A great story for this is The Three Little Pigs  have fun.

Happy Friday 22nd October. I can't believe its half term already. Another busy week in Daisy Class, this week the children have really enjoyed the musical instruments and I think we have the makings of a class band!. Next week its half term and the children come back on Tuesday 2nd November. We will be changing our topic to Exploring Autumn. One of the activities I have planned is an Autumn walk around the school field at the back of preschool. The grass is long and wet so if you could send in a pair of named wellies that would great. I hope you all have a great half term and the weather is kind.

Friday Snack

Happy Friday- 05.11.21  It is great to have all the children back to school and a full class again after lots of children being poorly last term. The children have been looking at Diwali celebrations this week. Divas have been made stories read and some wonderful dance with scarves has been seen in the class room. We have introduced our new topic story Squirrels Busy Day which is offering the children some new language.  Lots of the children think the badger is a panda and the fox a wolf which makes me smile every time I read it to them. Next week we are looking at Autumn leaves and will be going on a walk around the field to collect leaves. Wellies will be a must so the children can come to school in them or bring them in a bag to change into. Please make sure they are named.

thank you 

Mrs D

Happy Monday. 22.11. 21 The children have been enjoying the Autumn activities we have been doing over the last few weeks. They are all becoming very familiar with the characters in our topic story Squirrels Busy Day. It has introduced some new vocabulary to them and the idea that it is kind to help our friends when they are having a tough day. The Autumn activity challenge this week was to sew round and Autumn leaf. It is a skill we will continue to practice but they all tried really hard.

16. 12 .21 Father Christmas popped in today and left us some presents. Thank you very much Father Christmas

A very Happy Christmas to everyone we hope you all stay happy and healthy over the holiday and look forward to seeing in the New Year   

best wishes from all the staff in Daisy Class.

06.01.22  Welcome back to school everyone and a Happy New Year to you all. Firstly welcome to all our new families who have joined us this term. I do apologise if it is taking a little longer to get everyone in in the mornings but with this the cold weather with us there can be alot of hats and coats to take offand more children.  With this in mind please can you make sure that all of your children items are named as 24 sets of hats coats gloves and bags can get a bit mixed up at times. 

Once all the children are settled we will be  starting out topic 'How many colours in a rainbow?' and our story will be Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly. I will try very hard to pop pieces on this page each week to show you what the children have been doing. If you have any questions please just email me on jane.dalton@balliolschool.co.uk

10.01.22  Our colour this wek is RED

ACTIVITIES TO DO AT HOME-  Go on a treasure hunt around the house and find as many red things as you can and  get dressed in red clothes only. Please send me any photos of how you get on. Have fun smiley

12.01.22 We having been exploring shapes and made some red rockets to go with this half terms story. We hope you like them.

18.01.22 Our colour this week is YELLOW

Maybe you can have a go at making some cakes with yellow icing ontop or having a banana for snack

19.01.22 We have been practising our fine motor skills this week and doing some sewing.

24.01.22 It's BLUE week. 

If you look out of a window at home can you see anything blue? If not what blue things can you see in your bedroom?

We made a basket of blueberries today. We had to peel some sticker and print with a cotton bud to make the blueberries.

31.01.22 This week is all about GREEN. We will be have green snack-apples celery lettuce pears and peppers.

What green foods to do you like to eat?

The children have been working very hard on all sorts of projects to make a lovely colour display. We hope you like it

07.02.22 We are rounding off our Colour topic with a rainbow week. We have made paper plate pink pigs and will be making a bunch of purple grapes decorating rainbow biscuits and print with oranges. 

08.02.22 Next week is half term and we will be back to school on Monday 21st February. When we come back to school our topic will be DINOSAURS!! Its going to be noisey.

21.02.22 Welcome back to school I hope you all had a lovely half term. We have started our dinosaur topic today and the children have been practising their cutting skills and chopping up paper to decorate a dinosaur template. 

28.02.22 This week we are making paper plate dinosaurs. Once again we are practising our cutting skills and looking at some simple shapes. We are also creating our own dinosaurs from playdough, photos will follow shortly. It has been great to see all the different dinosaur tops t-shirt and hats the children have been wearing to school. Thank you for joining in with our learning

On world book day we celebrated 'Bear's'  We had a bear's tea party and listened to the Brown Bear story, we all made a bear face.

25.03.22. Happy Friday everyone, I hope you have had a chance to enjoy the lovely weather this week. In Daisy Class we certainly have. Our day has been spent almost entirely in the garden with picnic lunch and snacks The children are looking quite tired today so hopefully they will all be in bed early. We have come to the end of our Dinosaur topic and are now making Easter things. The children will be bringing home a bag of the crafts and pictures they have made next week. Friday April 1st is the last day of term and we will be back on Wednesday 20th April. If you are intending to use a 30hr funding code then please make sure you have applied for it before next friday. 

April 1st   Hi everybody just a quick note to wish you all a very happy Easter. When we return our topic will be about farm animals. We are very excited as we have a children's farm is coming to visit. They came last year and the children loved getting up close to the animals so we have been lucky enough to have them again. Our story will be Spot goes to the Farm and our song will be Old Macdonald had a Farm. If you have any questions about the Farm visit or your child has any allergies please let me know. Many thanks Mrs D

Welcome back everyone I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break. The topic this term in Dasiy Class is Fabulous Farm's. On Monday 25th Ark farm will be visiting and the children wil be able to get up close to the animals if the want to please let me know if your child has any pet allergies. Thank you Mrs Dalton

Friday 29th April The farm photos are up on the fence in two places I hope you have found them and enjoyed them. The children also have some in the class room and have loved looking at themselves with the animal. This week we have been making woolly sheep and muddy pigs (photos to follow) and counting groups of animals in fields.

12.05.22 The children have been working very hard on making all sorts of animals for our Daisy Class farm display. We hope you like it.

27.05.22 Happy Friday everyone and at last this week a sunny day. Today we celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with the  children and made cakes, designed her a new dress had strawberries and cream for snack and for those staying for lunch we had a picnic with Poppy Class. I hope you all have a good half term and look forward to seeing you all when we get back on June 6th. 

Our topic when we get back will be Mini Beasts with the story of The Hungry Caterpillar. 

  

10.06.22 Hi everyone I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday and its great to have everyone back at school.  Just a quick reminder if you havent sent back your form requesting a place next term in Poppy Class please get that in as soon as possible. Also your chance to meet the staff and have a look around Poppy Class is next week on Tuesday and Wednesday 3.30.-4pm.  I will see you there.

 

Poppy Class Staff

Welcome to Poppy Class

11.06.22 We have had a busy week making caterpillars and butterflies that we have seen in our topic story The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We have also decided that we all like watermelon just like the caterpillar did. 

20.06.22  Just a quick reminder for those of you with children moving up to Poppy Class in September. Please can you make sure that you have returned the slip requesting which sessions you would like. The places are filling up fast.  Also can you send back the all about me sheet that was in the welcome pack you received from Poppy Class. Many thanks. 

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